Software-based design and fabrication of complex 3D shaped microparticles

C. Y. Wu, K. Owsley, Aram Chung, D. Di Carlo

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Abstract

Complex 3D microparticles could play an important role in several bioengineering technologies. However, the shape of particles that can currently be fabricated is restricted to certain types, like spheres, ellipsoids, and extrusions of 2D patterns. The design process for current technologies is also complicated for shapes other than 2D patterns. Here we demonstrate a fabrication method with software-enabled design to generate microparticles consisting of extrusions of two separately designed shapes, through (i) engineering the flow stream inside microchannels and (ii) exposing through arbitrary optical masks. We demonstrate agreement between fabricated particles and the software designs and an improved production rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages2497-2499
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806476
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 2014 Oct 262014 Oct 30

Publication series

Name18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014

Other

Other18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period14/10/2614/10/30

Keywords

  • 3D microparticles
  • Inertial microfluidics
  • Microparticle fabrication
  • Particle synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Wu, C. Y., Owsley, K., Chung, A., & Di Carlo, D. (2014). Software-based design and fabrication of complex 3D shaped microparticles. In 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014 (pp. 2497-2499). (18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2014). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.